**Math in Focus Basics with Laura**

Things to remember...

*Singapore Math uses the "Mastery Approach" and not the "Spiral Approach" (Think Central - can use to fill gaps).

*It is a rigorous program.

*It was developed before for The Common Core State Standards and was actually used to write some of the standards. (Now that standards are set, we have the extra focus lessons in the back of the book.)

*There are also some PA Common Core Standards that are not included. Assessments have been made complete and are available for you in

On Hand Schools

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*Math in Focus is aligned with the 8 mathematical practices from the Common Core.

The 8 Mathematical Practices

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

**The basic plan...**

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**Posters for these 8 practices can be found on the math wiki!

Components

Teacher Editions, Student Editions, Workbooks, Assessments, Reteach Books, Extra Practice, Enrichment

*One of the most important components this year will be the Transition Guide. (Grades 2-5)

**Lesson Format**

***The "Pre-tests" assess the prerequisite skills, not the same content as the "Post-tests"

Essential Question: How will your instruction change with Math in Focus?

Understanding Math Proficiency

The Transition Guide traces all the number and operations concepts from Grade 1 to Grade 4, showing how each concept is taught.

We do

You do

You do

Level 1: Concrete

- manipulatives

Level 2: Pictorial

– bar modeling

Level 3: Abstract

– at this level, true understanding of concepts can be successfully realized

CCSS Quote - "Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals.”

Number Sense Triangle

quantity (*****)

symbol (5)

language (five)

Depth of Understanding:

Level 4 - The ability to apply concepts to novel situations.

Level 3 -The ability to apply concepts in problem solving situations

Level 2 - The ability to perform computations without the support of concrete materials.

Level 1 - T

he ability to perform computations with the support of concrete materials

**We need to get students to top 2 levels.

Anchor tasks have the frame around the problem. It's completely solved. Don't show the students first. Use it as an anchor task first. It says "Learn". You can create more anchor tasks from this one before going to the book.

Practice means, practice with the teacher. This is where the teacher walks around "learning between the desks."

Independent should only happen when the student has learned the concept. Not before because then they will be working with misconceptions. Homework based on daily lesson should only occur when students have demonstrated a solid learning of the concept. Otherwise, they will be working from misinformation or the parents will do the work.

Anchor Task

Guided Practice

Independent Practice

Technology Tips

Think Central

*Quick Start Guides for teachers – should print out from Think Central ASAP.

*Math in Focus Transition Resource Map, Table of Contents, Chapter Pre-test, can look and see what students need to review by clicking on the items